Election 2024

Education and Profesional / Academic Career

  • 1987 MD (1st Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague)
  • clinical experience in internal medicine
  • 1997 CSc. (PhD) – study of porphyrin metabolism
  • 2005 associate professor of pathological physiology
  • 2012 head of the Institute of Pathological Physiology of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
  • 2008-20 Vice-Dean for Theoretical and Pre-clinical Education of the First Faculty of Medicine
  • 2020- Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine from 1/9/2020
  • 2020 professor of pathological physiology

Pregraduate and Postgraduate Teaching

  • pathophysiology in all programs in Czech/English
  • tutor in biomedicine: Human physiology and pathophysiology and Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry (iron metabolism and its research, iron chelators), 1 current student, 1 finished


  • iron metabolismus and its regulation, gene expression of regulatory and transport molecules (mainly hepcidine), iron chelatation
  • exosome study in nephrological diseases and in cell cultures and tumor cells
  • porphyrin metabolisms
  • apoptosis and its cytofluorimetric detection
  • molecular genetic detection of mykobacterias and sarcoidosis pathogenesis
  • grants, projects, incl. coordinator of Prvouk and Progres (university programs)


  • author or co-author of scientific papers, 48 in journals with IF
  • citations SCI (Web of Science) without autocitations 1107, H-index 17
  • author of Czech medical dictionaries
  • author or co-author of textbooks of pathological physiology
  • co-author of textbook of Medical French (Rokyta, Stejskal, Vokurka; Grada 2007)
  • literature books (stories, poetry)

International experience

  • State University o New York: 190-91
  • INSERM, Paris, France: 10/1993-1/1996